Tag Archives: Hu Yaobang

23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 24th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Monday April 24th 1989, messages of support from students’ parents and other recorded speeches were now being broadcast from facilities that the students set up themselves from building 28 at … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 22nd 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Saturday April 22nd 1989, more than 100,000 students and many others filled Tiananmen Square for the funeral of Hu Yaobang scheduled to start at 10:00 am. Police had planed to … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 21st 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago, on this day Friday April 21st 1989, was the day before the funeral and memorial service for Hu Yaobang. Students heard that the police intended to close Tiananmen Square beginning at 5am, so … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 19th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day Wednesday April 19th 1989, the procession of students continued to the square including students from Beijing Normal University who carried huge banners and shouting slogans such as “ Yaobang will … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 18th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, Tuesday April 18th 1989 Tiananmen Square looked dramatically different from the past few days. A sea of people now surrounded the monument of the people and there were many wreaths … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 17th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day, April 17th 1989, student mourning activities began to get much larger, spreading from the Beijing campuses into the nation’s symbolic central space, Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest space of it’s … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square – April 16th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago on this day April 16th 1989 wreaths and poems continued to appear in Tiananmen Square and at many Beijing Universities. Hu Yaobang’s family, intellectuals, elites, and students demanded that the government reinstate Hu’s … Continue reading

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23 Year Remembrance of Tiananmen Square- April 15th 1989, Beijing China

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-three years ago, on this day April 15th 1989, Hu Yaobang died. This news of Hu Yaobang’s death shocked Beijing and China. Wen Jiabao was asked to work on the funeral arrangements that were normal for … Continue reading

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Tiananmen Square in Remembrance 21 Years Later

Written by Diane Gatterdam Twenty-one years ago on this day April 8th 1989, the first trigger in a number of incidents began what was to be one of the most moving and extraordinary acts of bravery and courage in our … Continue reading

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Yanhuang Chunqiu Editorial Board Facing Restructuring

An article published in the latest edition of Yanhuang Chunqiu 炎黄春秋 is said to have infuriated a former CCP leader, prompting speculation that the esteemed academic journal will be the next victim of China’s notorious censorship regime. According to Yazhou Zhoukan 亚洲周刊, Beijing will impose a restructuring order on the Journal’s editorial board, in an attempt to neutralize the influence of a group of discontented Party veterans. Continue reading

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